In 1959 the Idaho Teacher of the Year Program started. This award is one of the top and most prestigious honors in the state for teachers. So does your kids teacher deserve some extra love, money and recognition? Now it your chance the nominations are only open for a couple of weeks and will be accepted through Monday, March 14.
Playgrounds and parks are one of the very best, if not the very best way for kiddos to play, run, exercise, adventure and even make new friends. It is a vital part of growing up, so what happens when it is snowy and freezing outside? There is a certain point where you can bundle them up and still make an outing of it but at some point in winter it is best to move things indoors and check out one of these great places to play.
There are a lot of local youth that simply need a safe positive place to stay and someone caring. There are children, youth and teens of all ages looking for a temporary home. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) is having such a shortage of available foster families and an influx of more children and youth in need that they had to do something that has never been done before.
Over the next few weeks I will feature various things in and around Boise and the Treasure Valley of Idaho winter indoor activities and adventures to keep families, kids, parents, adults and everyone happy and in motion as the approaching cold weather keeps us all indoors more. To start I thought it would be fun to dive into the world of indoor Trampoline parks in the Treasure Valley. There are a four locally to choose from...
Wahooz family fun zone in Meridian is a stellar spot for families to have a day of fun and for kiddos to get out some energy. My family and I have explored and re explored everything that Wahooz has to offer. It is a fantastic place for kids birthday parties, and even date nights.
There is nothing a kid loves more at Halloween than getting a pillowcase so heavy and full of candy that they have to drag it home, and at the same time, there's nothing a parent loves more than having some sort of healthy benefit from that huge sugar stash. This idea is a win-win.
The library is a lifesaver for a busy mom. It doesn't have roller coasters or French fries, but it keeps the kids entertained and intrigued, and that puts it on the must-do list. We have four reasons why the Garden City Library could be a highlight of your week.
With afterschool childcare being such a financial burden on families this is a wonderful alternative. Kids even get substantial after school snacks every day when they get to the club before starting fun and organized activities, sports and games. The cost of the kids attendance is covered mostly through donations. There is just a $25 annual fee per child and parents must attend an orientation.